Casio PX 860 Review:
Digital pianos have surely come a long way in recent years and have stood as a great alternative to acoustic pianos for many players. Digital pianos are a more advanced version of a traditional acoustic piano.
Affordability is one of the most significant factors in choosing a digital piano over an acoustic one. Many people say that digital pianos do not offer that particular feel they experienced while playing an acoustic piano.
Then my answer to them would be that it seemed like they hadn’t tried a new era and Digital piano models.
When it comes to higher quality, new digital pianos, by some of the best brands, are now closer than ever to duplicating the piano keyboard action and the piano sound of an acoustic piano.
However, due to the range of functions and features, they offer finding the right digital piano that meets your requirement can initially seem to be a bit daunting task.
Let’s look at one such digital piano by one of the best brands, the Casio.
About Casio Privia PX860 Digital Piano:
The Casio Company has its worldwide headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and they are known for a lot of things, including keyboards, Synths, Digital Pianos, watches, calculators, and so much more. They have been in this business for over 60 years.
Casio is a huge player in the world of a digital piano. Casio offers top-of-the-line digital piano models. This brand provides the best quality products and upgraded digital features at a very reasonable price.
Casio has a line of Digital pianos called Privia, and under this category, Casio has seven different models of portable and furniture digital pianos.
The most impressive model out of the series is:
Casio PX-860 Privia Digital Piano Review:
As far as improvement is concerned, Casio, on a serious note, has elevated its game amongst this cut-throat competition in the world of digital pianos.
Casio Privia PX860 replaces the older Casio PX850, which was previously their best seller and undoubtedly the most popular digital piano.
With Casio Privia PX-860 on the surface, all you will realize is that very few changes have been made. However, many pianists have claimed that you can only acclaim the real difference when you play it.
As far as realism and functionality are concerned, given the price range it comes in, I think there is no other model that can beat Casio Privia PX860.
Let’s delve into the features of this fantastic product by Casio:
Casio PX860 Sound Quality:
You will experience a notable difference in the sound quality. The best part is that it comes with some new interactive practice and play-along features.
It comes with an AIR sound source with an upgraded memory capacity and boasts three times the memory of previous samples. Casio PX860 Privia Series has high 256 Polyphony. Piano sound includes classic, modern, mellow, and bright concerts.
Casio has included a new music library consisting of 10 orchestral classical songs in an audio WAV format. However, you can download as much as you want from the internet site.
Complimenting to this feature, they have added a function called Concert Play, which enhances your performance in a grand live orchestra.
Another exciting feature Casio has created is their new reverb settings called Hall Simulation, which gives the piano sound a more spacious effect. You would hear in a large concert hall where a natural echo occurs when playing an instrument.
You will indeed mistake it for an old grand piano as far as sound is concerned.
Casio PX860 Touch:
Casio Privia PX860 is 88-key Weighted Grade Hammer Action which has the same size and action as an acoustic piano and with lower keys heavier and lighter as the keys get higher.
The Tri-Sensor technology for Casio keyboards gives a fine response and allows users to feel even the small strength changes in responsiveness.
PX860 is made of an exceptional material of ivory and ebony keys that makes it easier to play for elongated hours. Also, Casio PX860 Privia Series has a key-off simulator that naturally expresses the key release effect.
Casio PX860 Quality:
Casio has one thing, which is common in most of their models: the build of their keyboards. They like their digital keyboards to look modern but still have a classical feel. PX-860 is no different.
It is sleek that looks attractive in its contemporary cabinet, has an integrated 2-track recorder, metronome, and more. The polished pedals and the detail in the bodywork grab my attention.
The control panel is located above the keys instead of over to the left side of the keyboard. Thus, buttons can be accessed more quickly and intuitively as they are above the keyboard instead of the keyboard’s side.
Many people have claimed that they loved the wonderful keyboard lid covering the piano keys. It gives an aura and feel of the grand piano.
To cut short, it is a simple and basic piano that includes all the essential features. In fact, for a beginner, it includes a few extra features only.
Casio PX860 Connectivity:
The USB support allows you to interface with all kinds of additional software. A transpose option allows you to play up to 2 octaves higher or lower.
The best part is that it allows you to record your performances onto a USB stick or a remote hard drive. Thus, you can cherish your recordings.
You can easily connect Casio Privia PX860 to your iPad or other mobile devices via the ports it provides.
Casio PX 860 vs 870:
Casio PX760 vs PX860:
Final Verdict [Casio Privia 860 Review]
Casio Privia PX860 embraces many amazing features that are difficult to get at such a price range that it comes in. Thus, it is a complete thumb’s up and is a high-quality digital piano, which is worth every single penny.
The duet feature and a new music library are two of the main reasons this piano is trending.
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